(PresidentialHill.com)- Ginni Thomas, the wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, recently sat for an interview with the House’s special committee investigating the Capitol riot back on January 6, 2021.
She’s been the target of their investigation for allegedly participating in efforts to try to overturn the presidential election results from 2020 — communicating with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on the topic.
Most media outlets reported on Ginni Thomas’ belief that the election was “stolen” back in 2020, but they didn’t report on what Thomas said in her own opening remarks before she took any questions from the committee.
A statement she gave to the committee refuted all claims that the political opinions she holds ended up informing the decisions that her husband was making on the Supreme Court.
Emily Miller, a conservative journalist, detailed Thomas’ statements in a Twitter thread last week. She said that Thomas warned members of the House committee that any activities she participated in for the 2020 presidential election were “minimal and mainstream” only.
She then almost immediately pivoted so she could address concerns committee members and the general public had about Clarence Thomas. She said:
“I am concerned that there may be more than a few questions about my husband’s work, which I do not believe is within the scope of this committee’s jurisdiction.”
She explained further that her own political involvement and that in public policy predated any relationship she had with her husband. The two met back in 1986. She said:
“Since I was the Nebraska College Republican Chair in my 20s, long before I met my husband in 1986, I have been active in political/public policy work.
“Moreover, while I have a law degree, I am not licensed to practice law, nor have I ever practiced law, nor have I ever worked on any litigation at the Supreme Court or any court for that matter. I work only in the political lane.”
Ginni Thomas also emphasized that her political activities and the legal career of her husband didn’t cross paths. She said:
“As [former Justice Stephen] Breyer said this last week, it is 2022 and women can have professional and separate careers from their judicial spouses. Since he became a judge in 1990, my husband has only worked in the legal arena, not politics.
“I can guarantee that my husband has never spoken with me about pending cases at the court. It’s an iron-clad rule in our house. Additionally, he is uninterested in politics. And I generally do not discuss with him my day-to-day work in politics, the topics I am working on, who I am calling, emailing, texting or meeting.”
This is all just another effort by Democrats to smear prominent conservatives. While the January 6 investigation was supposed to be focused on the activities of former President Donald Trump, it has expanded at times to other people involved.
Ginni Thomas became a main focus in recent months, and Democrats stepped up that effort after her husband was one of the conservative justice to rule in favor of overturning the federal protections for women to get an abortion.